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Hamilton Park- Preview 18th September 2022

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

TRISTAN DAVIDSON is looking forward to being double-handed in the feature race at Hamilton Park on Sunday with Pearl Of Qatar and Iris Dancer.

The Cumbrian raiders are up against nine other horses in the £13,000 Usave Business Energy Specialist Fillies’ Handicap over six-furlongs.

Davidson, who is based just a few miles south of the border, said: “They know the place well enough and both them are course and distance winners. Iris Dancer won her race back in this spring while Pearl Of Qatar won hers in May of last year.

“It’s not often I have two in the same race but this seemed to suit the pair of them so there you go. Iris Dancer only cane to us last year but we’ve had Pearl Of Qatar since 2019 and she’s been a star and has won seven races for us

Opposition to the Davidson’s duo includes Roshambo, who has been raised 3lbs for her narrow handicap debut success at Newcastle in early August while top-weight Selby’s Pride has gone up the same amount for her length success in a course and distance fillies handicap 18-days ago.

Caleta Sunrise carries the colours of former England striker Michael Owen in the Gartcraig Inn Always A Warm Welcome Handicap over five-furlongs.

An eleven-race maiden, who cost a mere €800 as a foal, the Hugo Palmer-trained filly has only appeared five times for her current connections and was previously trained in Ireland by Johnny Murtagh.